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Nikon Photo Contest returns

Posted on Oct 27, 2020

Nikon’s biannual competition has returned once again. The Nikon Photo Contest 2020-21 is divided into two parts: a photo competition and a short film competition. Each features an open category for all and a next-generation category for those aged 25 and under.

Featured image 2019’s open award bronze prize winner, Ice Fishing, by Jeong Baek Ho

For the stills and video competitions, the open category theme is ‘connection’, with entrants asked to explore the meaning and significance of communication, as well as the bonds that connect people to the world.

The theme of the next-generation competitions is ‘passion’, which seeks photos and videos that convey a sense of pure devotion, whatever the subject.

Nikon Photo Contest 2019 grand prize winner
2019's grand prize winner, Ayimpoka, by Sara Antonio de Feu

Entrants may submit a single photo or a photo story of two to five images for the stills competition, while the film competition requires a video lasting 180 to 300 seconds.

One grand prize winner will be selected from both the stills and video competitions, meaning two winners will walk away with ¥500,000 (roughly £3660) each. Four more entrants will win the excellence award, with prizes of a Nikon Z 7II with Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S in the photo competition and a Nikon Z 6II with Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S and Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S in the film competition.

There will be 18 further winners of the special encouragement and Nikon’s selection awards, with each set to receive a Nikon mirrorless camera and lens kit. Winners’ works will also be displayed across the Nikon Photo Contest website and social media channels, as well as being shown at exhibition venues managed by the brand.

Entries close between 25 January and 15 February 2021, depending on the competition.

For more information or to enter, please visit the Nikon Photo Contest website.

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